Thursday, May 29, 2008

The causes of child abuse in the USA and UK

Do you believe in a society in which hugging people is considered to be healthy? Or a society where violence against the body is considered morally necessary for the salvation of the soul.

The USA and UK seem to prefer violence to love.

The USA is one of the worst places in the industrialized world to be a child, according to a report from the United Nations.

"The United Kingdom and the United States find themselves in the bottom third of the rankings for five of the six dimensions reviewed," UNICEF said in a summary of the report. (PDF)

JAMES W. PRESCOTT, Ph.D., in HUSTLER (Article: Child Abuse in America: Slaughter of the Innocents), October 1977, wrote:

"I found that those cultures that gave a great deal of infant physical affection -that is, a lot of touching, holding and carrying - were rated very low in adult physical violence.

"Conversely, the cultures that were rated low on adult physical affection of children were rated very high on adult physical violence.

Thirty-six out of the 49 cultures examined fit this pattern...

"We found support for the basic relationship between approval of violence and rejection of physical pleasure. Individuals who agreed with violent statements also agreed with statements that rejected physical pleasure.

For instance, the majority of people who agreed with such statements as:

"Physical punishment and pain help build a strong moral character,"
"Capital punishment should be permitted by society,"
"Violence is necessary to really solve our problems"
and "I can tolerate pain very well,"

also agreed with such statements as:

"Prostitution should be punished by society,"
"Responsible premarital sex is not agreeable to me,"
"Nudity within the family has a harmful influence upon children"
and "Sexual pleasures help build a weak moral character."

We must reject the idea that pain and violence are both necessary and moral and that physical pleasure is immoral.

Article: Child Abuse in America: Slaughter of the Innocents


Jersey Police Deputy Chief Officer Lenny Harper "has had more than 140 poison-pen letters, threats to his home, his car burned and rumours spread about his private life.

"He said he has come under renewed attack over the past few days and has accused a 'handful' of journalists and politicians of attempting to undermine the investigation by circulating lies and vicious rumours.

"The Londonderry man has lodged a complaint with the Press Complaints Commission stating that a national newspaper fabricated quotes and accused him of lying..." - Top cop in Jersey child abuse inquiry slams critics

"Detectives investigating allegations of abuse at a former Jersey children's home said new tests had proved 'beyond doubt' that the remains of more than one child had been found." - Jersey tests confirm remains find

One child under 10 is killed each week in the UK.


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